Memorial Centenary Crowdfunder

By Jane Cruickshank / December 18, 2022

A GROUP of locals is aiming to raise funds for the restoration and rededication of our iconic War Memorial which celebrates its centenary next year.

The familiar Greek temple-like structure, designed by local architect John Ellis, is so representative of the town it is hard to imagine the Black Hill standing bare before it was built. Since its dedication in 1923, the Memorial has been the focal point for Stonehaven’s acts of remembrance, and honours local men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

After 100 years, this grand old lady overlooking our town needs a facelift and remedial work which will be undertaken for the centenary re-dedication on 20th May, 2023. A community group has formed from 12 local organisations to plan and facilitate the refurbishment of the monument.

Use Crowdfunder page to make a donation

With the help of a Crowdfunder donations page, the group aims to raise £5000 for these much needed works and to halt any further degeneration of this historical monument. 

On the page there is also a video compilation of images of Stonehaven’s fallen servicemen – a touching reminder of the number of local families who lost loved ones during the Great War.